FELCONE, Joseph J. New Jersey Books, 1694-1900: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Joseph J. Felcone Collection. Princeton: Joseph J. Felcone Inc., 2023. 2 vols. (1,110 p.) Cloth. New.
Second edition, extensively revised and enlarged from New Jersey Books, 1698-1800 (1992) and New Jersey Books, 1801-1860 (1996). These earlier works have been relied on by reference librarians and library cataloguers, New Jerseyana collectors, New Jersey historians, and antiquarian booksellers for thirty years. The present work entirely supersedes the earlier volumes by revising the original 1,449 entries, adding nearly 2,000 more entries, and extending the coverage through the end of the nineteenth century. In addition, the new work includes a lengthy historical essay on 250 years of collecting New Jerseyana—private collectors, institutional collectors, important auctions, and booksellers. The book concludes with an exhaustive general index, a printers and publishers index, and a provenance index. This is now the standard reference work on printed New Jerseyana through 1900.